IdAS systems design work is based on the Anonymous Recognition design originated by the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP), a US non-profit organization. That provided the basis for solving one of today's most pressing security problems - the risks involved with associating personal information (e.g. social security number, date of birth, address, driver license, medical history) with data from biometric methods of identification, such as fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition.
Following extensive further development, IdAS can now deploy a systematic approach to human identity management, by means of a project named AidA (Anonymous identity Assurance). This ensures that in each application, all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is totally segregated from biometric and other credentials used for authentication of identity, enabling different applications to use the results of authentication without breaching security, personal privacy or data protection regulations.
AidA will provide a coherent series of system designs which can be used in many different applications. The main advantage of this systematic AidA approach is that it enables authorized exchange and sharing of identity data between different organizations, without endangering the security of other personal information. There are similar advantages for data protection within large dispersed organizations.